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Careerforce undertook a scheduled review of Level 3 & 4 unit standards in the Youth Development domain earlier in 2021, and published them for review on 3 June 2021. Following feedback from the sector, a further review took place in August 2021.

The main changes made to unit standard credits, outcomes, or performance criteria include the following:

  • Formatting was updated to reflect the current NZQA template.
  • Guidance information was updated where relevant to reference current resources.
  • The language used in outcomes and performance criteria was aligned with current protocols.
  • The titles of unit standards 16850, 16853, 16856, 16857, 22250, 22257, 28538, 28539, 28540, 28541 and 28556 were changed to better reflect the purpose of the unit standards and to allow for more flexibility in the way learner competency can be assessed.
  • Unit standard 16849 expired on 31 December 2018. Careerforce is intending to re-register this standard for use in its youth work programmes. The standard has been updated to reflect best practice guidelines and principles of youth development in 2021.
  • Unit standard 16843 is being set to expire on 31 December 2023, this due to low usage since 2016, and the registration of a new level 3 standard considering Te Tiriti o Waitangi in June 2021 (32418).
  • Based on moderator feedback around repetition of outcomes across youth work standards, the credit value of unit standard 16856 was changed from 5 credits to 3 credits. Outcome 2 (considering boundaries and safety requirements) was removed. Unit standard 28539 was subsequently re-titled and edited to explicitly cover risk, boundaries, and safety requirements.
  • Unit standard 16862 is being set to expire on 31 December 2023, this due to overlapping risk management content with unit standard 28539.
  • Unit standard 22253 will change from level 4 to level 6, with the last date of assessment for the current level 4 standard on 31 December 2023. Consultation with the sector indicated that the standard would be better assessed at level 6, given the complexity of its outcomes and performance criteria.
  • Unit standard 22256 is being set to expire on 31 December 2023, this due to replacement of the 2002 Youth Development Strategy Aotearoa by the Mana Taiohi framework in 2020.

The last date for assessment for superseded versions of Category B unit standards is set for 31 December 2023.

If your organisation wishes to comment on the revised standards, please email james.dearnley@careerforce.org.nz before the close of business on Monday 20 September 2021. 

All changes are in bold.

 

 

Key to review category
ADates changed, but no other changes are made – the new version of the standard carries the same ID and a new version number
BChanges made, but the overall outcome remains the same – the new version of the standard carries the same ID and a new version number
CMajor changes that necessitate the registration of a replacement standard with a new ID
DStandard will expire and not be replaced
RRRe-registration of an expired unit standard

 

 

IDTitleLevelCreditReview Category US Document
16843Demonstrate knowledge of the meaning of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in youth work33D16843
16849Demonstrate knowledge of ethics in youth work43RR16849
16850Work with a young person as a youth worker in the youth development sector

Support a young person to meet their needs and goals in a youth development relationship

35B16850
16853Demonstrate and apply knowledge of kawa and tikanga of tangata whenua in the youth development sector

Demonstrate kawa and tikanga in a youth work setting

46B16853
16856Describe group work and leadership for youth work in the youth development sector

Describe groupwork theory and leadership styles in youth work

35

3

B16856
16857Help to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate a youth development project in the youth development sector

Assist with the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation a youth development project

310B16857
16862Demonstrate knowledge of safety management in the youth development sector45D16862
22250Describe professional supervision for youth workers in the youth development sector

Demonstrate knowledge of professional supervision for youth workers

43B22250
22253Profile a community of relevance in the youth development sector4

6

5B22253
22256Describe the principles, aims and goals of the Youth Development Strategy Aotearoa33D22256
22257Profile youth in Aotearoa New Zealand

Profile a youth culture in Aotearoa New Zealand

33B22257
28538Establish and maintain a relationship to support a young person in the youth development sector

Establish and maintain a youth development relationship to support a young person

410B28538
28539Establish and maintain a safe environment for young people in the youth development sector

Demonstrate knowledge of risk management in the youth development sector

410B28539
28540Lead group activities with young people in the youth development sector

Facilitate group activities with young people in the youth development sector

48B28540
28541Mentor and support young people to identify goals and develop action plans in the youth development sector

Support a young person to identify goals and develop an action plan to support their achievement

410B28541
28556Plan, develop, implement, and evaluate a youth development project in the youth development sector

Plan, implement, and evaluate a youth development project

415B28556
32202Describe and demonstrate the use of Mana Taiohi principles in youth work to enhance mana in a young person35B32202